Old MTB to road bike conversion

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Old MTB to road bike conversion 4.5
***Warning - I'm not always safe - hack your bike at your own risk***
In this video I decided to dust off my old mountain bike and convert it to a road bike. The MTB is a from about 1997 and the parts road bike from the early 2000s, so there were some differences to overcome.
@00:37 bike building starts
@4:18 making drop bolt
@11:43 final results

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Bike stand costs more than everything in that room put together!

Author — levta


Submit this to GCN! You have a winner!!!

Author — Michael Mirigian


que in genio hermano quedo muy nais muy padre la conbertis te en una gian de ruta saludos

Author — luis miguel martinez cantu


as a fabricator I applaud your use of resources and creativity in solving problems. As a bike builder this made me cringe. Final product is pretty cool. Well done.

Author — Mortillaro Custom Shop


You could have avoid some work and destroing that seatpost with some long range calipper allthough its an impresively cheap and functional solution
The headset work is cool but hammering the cups in
is bad idea. You can easely make yourself a press with a threatered rod some whasers and nuts and a piece of wood or nylon. All in all, well done.

Author — jl magan del cerro


Brilliant stuff! Basically it's a Frankenstein bike!

Author — Dave Powell


yes, all your work can...work and fit, no question about it, but there are many solutions i dont agree with:

- you cut the cable with a angle grinder? really?
- how you convert the headset? why you don't use a more usally headset? yes, if you use a 1 1/8 headset, you need a new fork, but to avoid those questionable solution for the rear brake, use the canti/ v brake and install a fork with studs for canti levers...the advantage is, you can drive wider tires and can ride very comfortable on gravel roads etc.

Author — Kumpel Blase


This is kind of fun just to show how much modifying is possible, and sometimes a little even makes sense, but 68 degree headtube angle and super long chain stays? That's going to handle like a cruise boat. You can usually find used frames of at least the right shape for free in the trash if not a few dollars at a garage sale.

Author — Big Ring



Author — David Smadja


Primero un cuadro de mtb no ofrece la misma geometría que uno de ruta por ahí ya comenzaste mal..

Author — Iván Vinces


Cool. The only thing spoiling it is the crazy bar angle which seems to be necessitated by the old style bars which have too much reach. I was always taught working in bike shops that the top of the bar should run parallel to the ground, or as close as possible and the lever hoods in line with that.

Author — Chris Burn


Yeah that old silver neck had to go! It was so extreme. 😂

Author — SLAY 503


It's cool, you have tools to do that, my problme is i don't have tools😥😥😥

Author — jarot jatmiko


Never whack the headset off with the bike frame on the stand! Stabilize the steering tube directly!

Author — babalooey100


Awesome and impressive video! I think it'll be nicer to respray or polish (or change) the black stem to silver, just my opinion.

Author — o ACEBUDDY


Ótimo trabalho, muito bom mesmo, parabéns!!

Author — Tiga M


Did you change the cassette to road cassette? What adjustments you had to make to accommodate the road cassette? I have 7 speed cassette. Can I change it to 8-11 speed cassette keeping the same wheel?

Author — DrShrinidhi L K


You turned an old mtb that was a waste of space into a sweet road bike. Nice! Good work!

Author — Cristi Jelly


Fair play mate, I normally pass on these conversions cause there bodge .. this however was very well done. Should be proud of that effort .. cheers

Author — BK - 6833


So inspiring ! making the forks fit with the shimmed out headset bearings, and the rear brake mod were just brilliant to for posting this ideas, awesome result

Author — jan warrington